Patents Examined by Adolf Dsouza
  • Patent number: 11228377
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for quickly forming a PAN is describe herein. During operation, a modulated vibration will be received that identifies that network formation is to take place. All devices detecting the vibration will be paired/associated to form a PAN. In one embodiment of the present invention a first device generates the vibration and the subset of available devices will form a PAN with the first device acting as a master device within the formed PAN. In another embodiment of the present invention, a piece of clothing (e.g., a vest) is equipped with a haptic module (vibrating circuitry) to generate the vibration. All pieces of equipment attached to the piece of clothing will receive the vibration and pair accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Guo Dong Gan, Wai Mun Lee, Bing Qin Lim
  • Patent number: 11225221
    Abstract: A safety alert system for a vehicle has a computerized monitoring apparatus storing a pre-programmed telephone number for a specific cellular telephone, a plurality of sensors coupled to the computerized monitoring apparatus, sensing at least on/off status of vehicle ignition system, presence or absence of a person in a driver's seat of the vehicle, and presence of a person or another animal in a location in the vehicle other than the driver's seat, and wireless transmission circuitry adapted to send an alert to a cellular telephone. The computerized monitoring apparatus senses that vehicle ignition is on, a person is in the driver's seat, and there is a person or another animal in a location in the vehicle other than the driver's seat, then senses that the ignition is switched off, then senses that there is no person in the driver's seat, and then sends an alert to the cellular telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Child Adult Pet Safety LLC
    Inventors: Lukus Sampson Alderman, Lauren Thomas Alderman, David P Alderman
  • Patent number: 11223968
    Abstract: The radio access network data volume report method includes that a node acquires data volume information about a data radio bearer, where the data volume information about the data radio bearer includes data volume of a packet data convergence protocol protocol data unit (PDCP PDU) or a packet data convergence protocol service data unit (PDCP SDU) generated by a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP), and data volume of a PDCP PDU or a PDCP SDU issued by the PDCP to radio link control; the node generates a radio access network data volume report according to the data volume information about the data radio bearer; and the node sends the radio access network data volume report to a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianmin Fang, Zijiang Ma
  • Patent number: 11222539
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for early warning of vehicle collision, an on-board terminal and a server. The method includes: acquiring distance-sensing data detected by sensors configured in the first vehicle as first distance-sensing data; determining whether there is an obstacle within an early warning range of the first vehicle based on the first distance-sensing data; acquiring distance-sensing data transmitted by on-board terminals of other vehicles within a communication range of the first vehicle as second distance-sensing data when it is determined that there is an obstacle in the early warning range of the first vehicle; determining whether the obstacle is a vehicle based on a matching result of the first distance-sensing data and the second distance-sensing data; outputting a first early warning information when it is determined that the obstacle is a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 11208108
    Abstract: An information providing system for a vehicle includes: first and second mobile terminals worn by a driver and fellow passenger, respectively of the vehicle, and an information providing device, which are communicated with each other. Further, the information providing device includes a control unit that executes information provision control for generating information indicating that the physical condition of the fellow passenger is the predetermined state and transmitting the generated information to the first mobile terminal, in a case where it is determined that the physical condition of the fellow passenger is the predetermined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Ito, Masashi Mori, Miyuki Kubota, Chiharu Aoki, Nanami Sano, Daichi Sakakibara
  • Patent number: 11212767
    Abstract: A network registration method is applied to a terminal and can includes that a signal parameter of a network position where the terminal is presently located is acquired, and the network position and the signal parameter are reported to a server, the network position and the signal parameter being configured to determine a network selection parameter. The method can further include that the network selection parameter is received from the server, and network registration is performed according to the network selection parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daliang Sun
  • Patent number: 11206092
    Abstract: Computing environments employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) are disclosed for enabling network operators to optimize messaging performance, particularly 5G (and future 6G) messaging performance, in real-time. For example, AI structures can assist in the selection and optimization of modulation tables. Three development phases are described: network data acquisition including faults experienced under various network conditions, AI structure tuning for accurate prediction of performance, and implementation of an algorithm based on the AI structure. Network operators can use the algorithm to compare predicted performance metrics according to various operating conditions, such as available modulation tables, and thereby select operating parameters for improved message reliability and throughput. The algorithm can also be used to adjust network variables, such as particular amplitude or phase levels in modulation tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ULTRALOGIC 5G, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Newman, R. Kemp Massengill
  • Patent number: 11199046
    Abstract: A position sensing system and method for detecting the displacement of a door from a reference position, such as, for example, from a closed position. The system includes a magnetometer that may be operably connected to the door, and which measures positional location relative to a reference magnetic field, such as, for example, a magnetic field provided by a magnet of a lock device. The system may also include an accelerometer that detects acceleration of the door, and thereby provides an indication of when location is to be measured by the magnetometer. Measurement information from the magnetometer is used to derive a position indicator that is compared to a reference indicator, the reference indicator being associated with the reference position. Differences between the position and reference indicators may provide an indication that the door has been moved from the reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Ryan C. Kincaid, Gabriel D. Focke, Brian A. Telljohann, Raymond F. Rettig, Matthew Dexter, Ryne Rayburn
  • Patent number: 11200764
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a receiving unit that receives request to reserve a lockable place for a time window from a first person; and an authority giving unit that gives one or more second persons an unlocking authority to unlock the place within the time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kimiko Sakurai, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11192523
    Abstract: A power door system for a vehicle including a plurality of power-operated doors is provided. The system includes a passive remote entry device configured to emit a signal to one or more cooperating vehicle receivers and a controller configured to cause the power door system to open the at least one power-operated door when the passive remote entry device signal is received and an individual is detected in a predefined activation zone for a predetermined period of time. The system further includes a vehicle-mounted user detection device. The passive remote entry device may be selected from the group consisting of a key fob, a smart key, a key card, a cellular telephone or smartphone configured with a phone-as-a-key function, a Bluetooth®-activated and vehicle-recognized cellular telephone, a Bluetooth®-activated and vehicle-recognized smartphone, and a Bluetooth®-activated and vehicle-recognized smartwatch. Methods for controlling a power door system for a vehicle are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Howard Paul Tsvi Linden, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Onoyom Essien Ekanem, Laura Viviana Hazebrouck, David Toppenberg
  • Patent number: 11185182
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for receiving a package in a landing zone relative to a structure. The method includes receiving package information for a package to be delivered to the structure including a size of the package, defining a landing zone for the package according to the size of the package, and receiving notice that the package has arrived at the structure. In response to the notice, the method includes displaying a visual display of the landing zone, monitoring the landing zone to confirm the package is in the landing zone, and issuing a notification that the package is in the landing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R Hall, Jerome Miles, Chris Jones
  • Patent number: 11186256
    Abstract: A vehicle wireless key apparatus includes a wireless key memory, a terminal information memory, and a memory updating unit. The wireless key memory is provided in a vehicle. Key identification information of a wireless key of the vehicle is to be registered in the wireless key memory. Terminal identification information of a mobile terminal is to be registered in the terminal information memory. The mobile terminal is used separately from the wireless key. The memory updating unit is configured to perform update of the key identification information registered in the wireless key memory. The memory updating unit is configured to verify, upon the update, the mobile terminal against the terminal identification information registered in the terminal information memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Kato, Masato Sato
  • Patent number: 11190816
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a meter to generate first information indicative of a media presentation mode of a media presentation application executed by a wireless communication device during a presentation of the media content received and presented via the wireless communication device, the media content comprising scheduled programming that is broadcasted or multicasted simultaneously to a plurality of other wireless communication devices during a pre-scheduled time; and generate second information indicative of the media content presented via the wireless communication device. A memory is to store the first information in association with the second information in the wireless communication device; and store third information in association with the first and second information. The third information is indicative of at least one of a location of a cell tower used to transmit the media content, an identifier of the cell tower, or an identifier of a wireless network access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: David H. Wright, Kamal Nasser, Jeff L. Herrmann, Arun Ramaswamy, Brian Scott Mello
  • Patent number: 11184060
    Abstract: A transmission device includes: a weighting synthesizer that generates a first precoded signal and a second precoded signal; a first pilot inserter that inserts a pilot signal into the first precoded signal; a phase changer that applies a phase change of i×?? to the second precoded signal, where i is a symbol number and an integer that is greater than or equal to 0; an inserter that inserts a pilot signal into the phase-changed second precoded signal; and a phase changer that applies a phase change to the phase-changed and pilot-signal-inserted second precoded signal. ?? satisfies ?/2 radians<??<? radians or ? radians<??<3?/2 radians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi, Hiroyuki Motozuka
  • Patent number: 11170635
    Abstract: A reading device includes wireless slave devices that communicate via a multihop wireless network, a measuring unit that measures the state of an inspection target to generate measurement data, a measurement data analysis unit, and a failure cause analysis unit that analyzes a failure cause when the analysis of the failure cause analysis unit fails. The reading device transmits the measurement data to the data collecting device by associating the measurement data with failure cause information. The data collecting device includes a wireless master device, a measurement data acquisition unit that acquires measurement data from each reading device, a recording unit that records the measurement data when the measurement data is not associated with failure cause information, and a retry control unit that retries data acquisition according to the type of the failure cause when the measurement data is associated with the failure cause information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshige Kashiwabara, Takuma Nishimura, Yoshimi Fujimata, Hidemasa Nakai, Jumpei Honda
  • Patent number: 11170240
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system for monitoring an interior environment of a motor vehicle; determining a personal state of an occupant within the interior environment of the motor vehicle; and interacting with the occupant based, at least in part, upon the personal state of the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cerence Operating Company
    Inventors: Christian Ardelean, Michael Kaisser, Johan Wouters, Robert M. Policano, Nils Lenke, Binh Dac Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11166165
    Abstract: A first spectrum management apparatus that includes circuitry that acquires spectrum utilization information, determines a probability of getting spectrum resources, determines, based on the probability, adjusted spectrum sensing parameters to be used by the first wireless communication system, the adjusted spectrum sensing parameters including an energy detection threshold for spectrum sensing, transmits, to the first wireless communication system, an instruction to change original spectrum sensing parameters of the first wireless communication system to the adjusted spectrum sensing parameters, receives, from a second spectrum management apparatus that manages a second wireless communication system, spectrum sensing parameters changing feedback indicating that the second wireless communication system has been influenced by the first wireless communication system using the adjusted spectrum sensing parameters, and transmits, to the first wireless communication system, another instruction to change the adjust
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Bingshan Hu
  • Patent number: 11166146
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an emergency radio frequency (RF) repeater system includes a remotely adjustable conveyance characteristic between multiple antenna nodes and a repeater. Optionally, the characteristic may be adjusted independently for each node. Optionally, adjusting the conveyance characteristic after installation of system hardware simplifies system installation and/or facilitates precise balancing of conveyance and/or improves system performance. A conductive riser cable optionally carries multiple channels, for example including an RF signal and/or a communication/control signal and/or data and/or electrical power between system components. For example, the riser may carry a command to the adjustable coupler, to adjust a coupling factor between an antenna node and the riser. Optionally the riser includes a coaxial cable and/or is fire resistant. Optionally, portable transmitter location is estimated from received signal characteristics measured at nodes at different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: HiRiseTech Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsick Ben Tolila, Gadi Shirazi
  • Patent number: 11155456
    Abstract: An intelligent, automated system for loading agricultural product application equipment is provided in which a control system can determine a necessary amount of product for completing a field operation and can automatically couple with a tendering system to receive such product at an optimal time and location. The control system can determine a current amount of product, a projected amount of product necessary to complete a field operation and a refill amount of product from the current amount and the projected amount, then transmit the refill amount to the tender. The control system can further determine whether a position of the equipment relative to the tender is within a threshold, and whether an intake coupler of the equipment is connected to a supply coupler of the tender, and can control valve(s) to open and close channel(s) for loading fluid into the storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Scott Long, Nathan Brooks, Monte Weller, Lyle Mangen
  • Patent number: 11159967
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as long-term evolution (LTE). The disclosure relates to the collection and reporting of measurement information in a wireless communication system, in which an operation method of a terminal may include receiving configuration information for a logged minimization drive test (MDT) disclosed by a secondary node (SN), storing a measurement result by performing the logged MDT in one of a radio resource control (RRC) idle mode or an RRC inactive mode, based on the received configuration information, transmitting a message including an indicator for indicating that the stored measurement result exists after the terminal is switched to the RRC connected mode, receiving a request message for requesting the logged MDT measurement result, and transmitting a message for reporting the logged MDT measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangbum Kim, Soenghun Kim, Himke Van Der Velde